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Declaration of Candidacy. Form needed to “declare” yourself as a candidate for a particular office. The candidate’s name will appear on the ballot as it appears on the Declaration of Candidacy. The Declaration must be signed by the candidate in the presence of a notary or BOE staff. It may not be signed by anyone else. All candidates for public and party offices must file a Declaration of Candidacy.
Receipt of Ballot Access Documents. Upon receiving certain Ballot Access documents from BOE (i.e. Petition Pages, Declaration of Candidacy, and Official Calendar) a candidate will be given a receipt in which they will certify having received the documents checked on the form. A candidate will also be asked to certify, to the best of their knowledge, that all information on the Petition Pages is true and correct. If the candidate (or their designee) picks up in person, this receipt can be completed while they are in the BOE office. If they choose to pick up via email, this form needs to be completed and sent to the BOE for the candidate to receive their petitions. Candidates can review this secure link to know what items (in addition to their petitions) they should check off on the form. Once received, the BOE will respond via email to acknowledge receipt and provide the petitions.
National and Local Party Committee Members
Other Forms & Additional Information
You may submit your candidate documents in one of the following ways:
Please contact us at 202-727-2525 or [email protected] with any questions. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation or review any documents in an alternative format, please contact the Board’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at (202) 727-5411.
Poll Watchers and Election Observers
Any person wishing to observe the administration of the election at the Vote Center or at a counting location may petition the Board for credentials as an Election Observer or Poll Watcher. Petitions for credentials should be submitted to the Board at least two weeks before Election Day. For more information regarding poll watchers and election observers, please review the following documents:
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